Adventures in collecting "modern jazz": the classical music of America from the Fifties and Sixties, on original vinyl, on a budget, from England. And writing about it, since 2011. 100% coronavirus-free content.
LJC wandering off the beated track again, with modal power-tenor Billy Harper. Selection: Love On The Sudan (Harper) . . . Artists Billy Harper, tenor saxophone; Everett Hollins, trumpet; Armen Donelian, piano; Wayne Dockery, bass; Malcolm Pinson , drums; recorded … Continue reading →
The LondonJazz-Beachcomber continues to showcase potentially overlooked gems among lesser titles and labels, low price of entry to match. Today, something from the Black Forest is on the menu, and it’s not gateau. Freddie Hubbard and The Hub of Hubbard. And for … Continue reading →
A break from trophy Blue Notes, something more modest, and a curio. Time to polish up your German. Selection: The Quota (J Heath) Artists Jimmy Heath (tenor, soprano sax) Red Garland (piano) Peck Morrison (bass) Lenny McBrowne (drums) recorded at … Continue reading →